August 9, 2017
Time to tie a bow around our last Elbrus program and put this season to bed. Another great team, great weather and the results reflected both.
No glitches getting to St. Petersburg from Mineralnye Vody and a good time was had there by all. Visiting both Moscow and St. Petersburg really is the only way to do this trip. I doubt most of our climbers plan on returning to Russia any time soon so why not make the absolute most out of your time, money and efforts? In addition to the other ‘stuff’, they squeezed in a visit to the Grand Palace in Peterhof. Fairly impressive.
Last dinner is complete and the team is ready to go their separate ways. July and August are the best months to be on Elbrus. Remember, visas take a bit of lead time so don’t miss out as you begin planning for your own trip to Russia soon. Thanks to the IMG guides, Igor and Sasha, our Russian guide friends and the biggest thanks to all the climbers who joined us this season on one of three hugely successful expeditions. Thanks, all, for climbing with IMG.